The BEST Episodes of Bizarre Foods America
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2021
Network: Travel Channel
The continuation of "Bizarre Foods'' finds Andrew Zimmern keeping his passport at home, as the chef and writer embarks on a culinary exploration of the great U, S of A. From traditional foods passed down through generations to modern eats whose roots are purely American, the United States is home to a smorgasbord of bizarre foods and equally extraordinary stories associated with them. So who best to taste and tell than Andrew, the man who lives by the motto "If it looks good, eat it''? The cultural cuisine master has done plenty of that throughout the history of "Bizarre Foods,'' with the "America'' incarnation including a celebration of the series' 100th episode.
#1 - Pittsburgh: Catfish & Kiska
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 11, 2013
Andrew Zimmern finds that Pittsburgh has a knack for blending old and new food traditions, like old world favorites such as stuffed cabbage and braunschweiger to cutting-edge goat heart tartare.
#2 - Toronto: Horse Heart & Flipper Pie
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 25, 2013
Andrew Zimmern finds that Toronto is a melting pot of edgy eats. From horse heart salami and seal flipper pie to pig's ear and cuttlefish, Andrew discovers that amazing dishes from around the world can be found right in Toronto!
#3 - Las Vegas
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 9, 2012
Extreme eats in Las Vegas, including $750 cupcakes and a $5000 hamburger, are spotlighted in the Season 2 premiere. Also: a look at how a Bellagio buffet feeds 4000 people a day.
#4 - The Blues Trail
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 20, 2012
Take a road trip down the Blues Trail, and stop along the way to take in the music and the food that make up the unique flavor of the Mississippi Delta, from Memphis, TN to Jackson, MS. Andrew samples Southern standbys and riffs on old favorites, like "redneck ramen" made with noodles and pigs ears.
#5 - San Diego
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 16, 2012
The host visits San Diego. He forages for food along the shore, attends a traditional Aztec barbecue and feeds sea lions at the San Diego Zoo. Featured eats include swordfish bone marrow; camel milk; and mashed lamb brains.
#6 - New Orleans
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 30, 2012
In New Orleans, Andrew Zimmern samples Cajun comfort foods, like stuffed pig stomach, and classic Creole cuisine, including smoked raccoon.
#7 - Seattle
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 6, 2012
Seattle's unconventional eats are explored. Stops include a farm, where the host tries cow placenta.
#8 - Detroit
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 20, 2012
Andrew Zimmern visits Detroit for a taste of iconic soul food, from short ribs to oxtails, and Arab-American eats, including lamb-brain sandwiches.
#9 - Queens, N.Y.: World's Best Food Town
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 22, 2013
With a menu that includes a Tibetan soup with yak, a Pakistani dish with goat offal and a chicken blood pancake, Andrew finds that a trip to Queens, NY, is just as good as a trip around the globe!
#10 - Twin Cities
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 23, 2012
Host Andrew Zimmern begins his exploration of America's most unusual foods in Minnesota's Twin Cities. Featured eats include deep-fried snapping turtle; an elk-and-wild-rice hot dish; brined-and-breaded duck testicles; and "meat glue."
#11 - Atlanta: Monkfish Liver & Goat Heart
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired May 19, 2014
Andrew Zimmern explores the "new South," Atlanta. He feasts on calf brains on toast at a gourmet pub, helps butcher a goat at a nearby farm, and gets a Korean scrub down with Margaret Cho.
#12 - New Jersey: Pigs Blood & Paprikash
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 4, 2013
Andrew Zimmern finds out that some amazing things are growing in America's Garden State. From Filipino favorites to an iconic local breakfast meat and a new breed of oyster, New Jersey is home to some surprising flavors.
#13 - Cleveland: Pighead & Perch
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 2, 2013
Andrew shares his Cleveland culinary discoveries. Included: pig head; and popcorn shoots.
#14 - NYC Overnight: Bizarre at All Hours
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 9, 2013
Andrew pulls an all-nighter in New York City, where he eats goat brains at a hangout for cabdrivers and slurps blood clams at a fish market at 4 am.
#15 - Nashville: Crane Meat & Pigeon Feet
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 7, 2014
Andrew Zimmern visits Nashville, where he gets a taste of the city's most iconic foods. From classics like hot chicken and dry ribs to grilled Sandhill crane, Andrew finds flavors both old and new in Music City USA.
#16 - Lima, Peru: Frog Shakes & Fish Sperm
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired May 5, 2014
Some frog smoothies, giant Amazonian snails and fried guinea pig are among the delicacies Andrew samples in Lima, Peru.
#17 - Birmingham: The New South
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 29, 2013
There's more to Birmingham, AL, than barbecue and bread pudding. Here, Andrew discovers surprising Southern fare like bullfrog hearts with pea shoots and Greek grits that will make you slap your mama.
#18 - Northern California
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 15, 2013
Andrew Zimmern visits Northern California where people are reinventing sustainable living, like hunting doves, to developing strange new flavors for jelly beans, to training sheep to eat weeds at local vineyards, people in this part of the country have a unique way of looking at how to get the food they eat.
#19 - Miami
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 23, 2012
Andrew gets a taste of Miami's multicultural cuisine, from roasted pig brains to wreckfish cheeks.
#20 - Austin
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 13, 2012
There's a rich mix of tradition and innovation in Austin! From roasted pigeons (with the heads still on!) to grits mixed with duck innards, plus scrambled pig brains and bloody marys made with real pig blood, Andrew explores the foods that "Keep Austin Weird."
#21 - Houston: Blast & Cast
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 2, 2013
Global culture and Texas tradition create bold flavors in Houston, where Andrew eats steer head at a tailgate party, duck organs in dirty rice from a "blast and cast" and goat in the Gandhi District.
#22 - Boston
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 13, 2012
The host heads to Boston to check out some new food trends. Included: a Cambodian family who introduce their food traditions to a Boston suburb; an unconventional fishing trip.
#23 - West Virginia
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 27, 2012
The host visits West Virginia and dines on fresh deer organs after a hunt. Later, he samples Appalachian cuisine, including groundhog stew, and judges a roadkill cook-off.
#24 - Charleston
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 5, 2012
Andrew Zimmern checks out the food scene of Charleston, S.C. He gets a taste of wood-coal barbecue in the Lowcountry; samples chitterlings at a soul-food restaurant; and attends a family dinner, where sautéed chicken feet are served.
#25 - Savannah
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 12, 2012
The host visits Savannah and enjoys a home-cooked Gullah meal on Daufuskie Island. He also goes hunting for marsh hens on the coast and dines in one of the city's finest restaurants with famed drag performer the Lady Chablis.